By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham fans took to Twitter to share the amusing story that defender Danny Rose had been selected in the Metro team of the week – when he was not playing.
Rose, 26, suffered a hamstring injury while away with England on international duty and he was left out of the squad for Saturday’s 4-0 win against Stoke.
However, UK newspaper the Metro, named the Tottenham player in its team of the week in the left-back role.
One fan got a screen shot of the team and the write-up Rose received:
Danny Rose making Metro team of the week despite not playing is brilliant. 'Contributing at both ends' 👍 pic.twitter.com/4qajZyVIsi
— Colgan (@colgan89) September 12, 2016
Tottenham fans have found it highly amusing that one of their players made the team of the week without playing and took to social media to voice their views.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Arsenal fans must be fuming that Danny Rose has got into the Metro team of the week ahead of Nigel Winterburn.
— Sheridan Sparkes (@SheridanSparkes) September 12, 2016
Danny Rose is so good that he makes your team of the week when he doesn't even play #COYS
— WanyaMartha (@Mmords22) September 12, 2016
Danny Rose so good he doesn't have to play to be in the team of the week.
— Åñbï (@jawshuewar) September 12, 2016
@SpursOfficial it was Danny Rose, not Davies.
— Raphael Harris (@rapharris_) September 12, 2016
Furious that Danny Rose is in the Metro's team of the week at left-back. Should be in every position, IMO.
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) September 12, 2016
Congratulations to Danny rose for getting in the Metro Team Of The Week
— Tom Lee (@tommolee123) September 12, 2016
Cannot fathom how Tottenham's Danny Rose got in the Metro team of the weekend when Stephen Carr had an even better game on the other flank.
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) September 12, 2016
Before his injury, Rose started in all three of Tottenham’s fixtures in the new campaign.
The attack minded full-back also found the net against Liverpool, earning his side a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.
He moved to Tottenham from Leeds in 2007 at the age of 17 in a deal worth £100,000.
Following loan spells at Watford, Peterborough, Bristol City and Sunderland, he has became ever-present in Mauricio Pochettino’s defence.
In other Tottenham team news, Erik Lamela is expected to return to Spurs’ line-up in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Monaco.